# Mathematics

Algebra IA and Algebra IB (0.5 unit/sem.)
These courses are for those students that would benefit from the concepts and objectives of Algebra I being broken down and stretched out over a longer amount of time. Consequently Algebra IA, a one-year course, will cover the objectives and concepts traditionally covered in the first semester of Algebra I. Algebra IB, also a one- year course, will cover the concepts and objectives traditionally covered in the second semester of Algebra I. Upon completion of both courses, students will have completed the mathematics requirement of Algebra I. Placement in this course is determined by results of the math placement test and progress of students in Algebra I as indicated by midterm and semester grades.

Algebra I (0.5 unit/sem.)
This year-long course is designed for students who have successfully completed elementary mathematics. The course includes the application of skills and knowledge to the solution of many types of practical problems. Examples include word problems, properties of real numbers, and equations by transformation, reducing fractions to simplest forms, and graphing in one or two dimensions. This provides a foundation for further study in both algebra and geometry. Prerequisite: Pre-algebra or passing of Math Placement Test.

Algebra II (0.5 unit/sem.)
This year-long course is an extension of Algebra I with exponential functions and logarithms, trigonometric functions and complex numbers, binomial expansion, matrices and determinants, statistics, and considerable exposure to graphing. Prerequisite: Algebra I and Geometry with minimum grades of C.

Geometry (0.5 unit/sem.)
This course is a year-long study of the properties of points, lines, and planes and the evolution of plane geometry as a unique mathematical study. The formal proof is developed as a part of the logical thinking process. This study also includes an introduction to trigonometry, areas, volumes, and transformations. Prerequisite: Algebra I with a minimum grade of C.

Precalculus (0.5 unit/sem.)
Precalculus is a year-long study of advanced mathematics including coordinate geometry, inequalities, functions, trigonometry exponents and logarithms. Graphing, vectors, complex numbers, sequences and series, probability, polynomials, parametric equations of curves, polar equations and limits of functions are also studied. Prerequisite: Geometry and Algebra II with minimum grades of B.